Rich?

Who is rich? He who is satisfied with his lot.

— Ben Zoma Reference

Wealth

“Wealth comes from successful individual efforts to please one’s fellow man … that’s what competition is all about: “outpleasing” your competitors to win over the consumers.”

— Walter E Williams. Reference: Planning Works but not Always

Experience

“Experience is what you got when you didn’t get what you wanted.” --- Howard Marks

“It’s not supposed to be easy. Anyone who finds it easy is stupid.” — Charlie Munger

The ability to risk looking like an idiot is necessary for being different.

Extraordinary performance comes from being different

Why (to live)

“He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how.” -Friedrich Nietzsche

Peace

Peace is not a piece of paper, but a way of dealing with conflict when it arises. --Roger Fisher

Survival

It’s not the strongest of the species who survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.

--Charles Darwin

Occam's razor

Among competing hypotheses, the one with the fewest assumptions should be selected.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam's_razor

To Learn

To learn is to broaden, to experience more, to snatch new aspects of life for yourself. To refuse to learn or to be relieved at not having to learn is to commit a form of suicide; in the long run, a more meaningful type of suicide than the mere ending of physical life.

Knowledge is not only power; it is happiness, and being taught is the intellectual analog of being loved.

— Isaac Asimov, Yours, Isaac Asimov: A Life in Letters